January 2009

Carbon trading may come to British Columbia.  The idea is further off for the U.S. and Alaska.  See the article:


The Garden Club of America has established a national fellowship in urban forestry for qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students, to be awarded in early 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year.  GCA seeks to advance knowledge and increase the number of scientists in urban forestry.  Learn more at www.cnr.vt.edu/urbanforestry/scholarship or contact Dr. Susan Day at 540-231-7264.  Deadline: Jan. 31, 2009.

Here are some  plant books to look into:


Interesting article on the history of the sitka rose:  Sitka_rose.htm

Article on how to prune a Japanese maple:  how_to_prune_a_japanese_maple.html

Article about an arborist travelling to Indonesia to measure their giant trees:    portland_arborist_travels_to_i.html

Article on the use of hybrid poplars in the Oregon forest industry: 18727